John Sutton Memorial Lecture Terms of Reference

Each year, a Keynote address is given at the CSEP AGM by an internationally renowned investigator in the field of exercise physiology in honour of John Sutton, a former member who passed away unexpectedly in 1996. The topic of the lecture should reflect John Sutton's broad research interests and the address should begin with a brief tribute to John.

A list of previous presenters can be found here

Nominations are submitted by Local Organizing Committee to be approved by the CSEP Board of Directors.


A little about John and his research interests...

"John was an excellent and intuitive scientist with a wide range of research interests. He was one of the first investigators to characterize endocrine responses to exercise and the medical problems associated with exercise under extreme temperature conditions. He popularized the Bergstrom needle biopsy technique in Canada, and with colleagues at McMaster and Waterloo, was co-investigator in a number of benchmark studies in muscle metabolism. There is little doubt, however, that the research area dearest to John's heart was the study of altitude hypoxia, an interest that took him on expeditions to mountain tops in the Andes and Mount Logan in the Yukon. He was the driving force behind the Operation Everest II research study, which is universally recognized as the most comprehensive investigation of human function and adaptations under conditions of severe hypoxia. Sponsored by the Arctic Institute of North America and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and involving dozens of scientists from Canada and the U.S., this study utilized a decompression chamber to simulate a climb to the summit of Mt. Everest. Conducted in 1986, it has spawned scores of publications which have greatly advanced the frontiers of our knowledge of high-altitude physiology"

Updated February 2015